California Home Builders’ Village at Pierce
California Home Builders held an official grand opening on February 28th for their Village at Pierce project in Pacoima (Council District 7). This is the first residential project in the City of Los Angeles where each home will be equipped with solar electric service as a standard feature.
The Grand opening was held at the project with over 150 guests including subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers, escrow, title companies, and others who were involved in the project. Also in attendance were Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmember Richard Alarcon, and other officials. The Mayor thanked Shawn Evenhaim, the CEO of California Home Builders, for finding innovative
ways to continue to build in LA and providing the American Dream to new homeowners.
California Home Builders was established in 1994 by Shawn Evenhaim. Since its establishment it has built many residential projects in LA specializing in in-fill development. Evenhaim stated in his remarks that when he saw the economy slowing down, he decided that he will make adjustments and find ways to develop communities that he can sell. He knew that the buyers will buy a quality home at an affordable price and if the home will be an eco-friendly home, it’s even better. “The Village at Pierce was exactly what buyers were looking for and that’s why we sold 20 homes in just a few months.” “We are excited to stimulate economic growth by creating jobs and building eco-friendly homes with solar power service to homeowners in the Village at Pierce. We are proud to do our part to keep America working,” said Mr. Evenhaim.
Fourteen homes have been completed and twenty eight homes are under construction at this small lot subdivision project. They have partnered with a solar company to install solar panels as a standard feature on all 57 homes. Homeowners will lease the system for a fixed monthly rate and will not pay for installation or maintenance of the system. The homeowners will pay a fixed monthly rate that will be lower than what they would pay their local utility for the same amount of energy — and are doing something good for the environment at the same time.
CHB’s vision is to keep the American Dream alive by “building homes and creating jobs,” said Evenhaim and this is reflected in the street names they have chosen for the Village at Pierce- Dream Lane, Inspire Lane, Believe Lane and on by the banner they post at all their projects that reads “Keeping America Working”. For additional information about Village at Pierce or California Home Builders,
please visit their website at http://www.calhomebuilders.com/.